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2017 Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry & Prosthodontics

Dr. Les Kallos, President of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry & Prosthodontics (CARDP), spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about their upcoming scientific meeting.  Highlights The Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics (CARDP) provides through Annual Scientific Meeting Symposiums, programs of outstanding continuing education and camaraderie for all Dentists who wish to improve their professional lives and the well being of the patients they serve. CARDP is comprised of Dentists from across the country as well as the USA. The membership includes both General Dentists and Prosthodontists who share a passion for excellence in Restorative, Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry. ...

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What is the Recurrence of Caries after Treatment under General Anesthesia?

Dr. Reza Nouri, Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry in the greater Vancouver area, comes back to present the following topic: the recurrence of early childhood caries after treatment under general anesthesia. Highlights Early childhood caries (ECC) is the most common chronic childhood disease which involves high expenditures from our healthcare system. Advanced cases of ECC are often treated under general anesthesia (GA) due to the young age of the patient(s). Medical management of these severe cases can cost up to $1400 per patient and this does not address the underlying dental issues. The CIH reports that approximately one third of day surgeries ...

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Practical How To: Tuff-Temp Plus

This post was prepared in collaboration with Pulpdent On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment. Tuff-Temp Plus: Esthetic, Durable and Long-Lasting Provisional Material Tuff-Temp Plus is an esthetic, durable and long-lasting provisional material that can be used for single crowns or full mouth reconstructions. The material contains a ...

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Perforated Barrier Membrane to Enhance Guided Tissue Regeneration of Periodontal Defects

Dr. Fady Genedy is a member of a US-Egyptian team who developed an enhancement to occlusive collagen membranes in an effort to improve guided tissue regeneration. The team included Professors Vincent Iacono and Ahmed Gamal. Dr. Genedy spoke with me from Cairo, Egypt, about how the project came about and presented a brief clinical case of how the perforated membrane works.  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Gamal AY, Aziz M, Salama MH, Iacono VJ. Gingival crevicular fluid bone morphogenetic protein-2 release profile following the use of modified perforated membrane barriers in localized intrabony defects: a randomized clinical trial. J Int Acad Periodontol. 2014 Apr;16(2):55-63. Access the full article Gamal ...

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Dr. Carol Martin: Designer of Canada’s Official Tartan

The morning of her visit to CDA’s headquarters in Ottawa was one of the bright moments in my Oasis journey. Dr. Carol Martin joined the CDA Oasis and CDA Essentials Magazine team to tell us the beautiful story that led to her designing what has now become Canada’s official tartan.  She is a dentist from Beaverlodge, Alberta; and like many other dentists I have had the pleasure to meet and work with, Dr. Martin is an artist who loves arts, sculpting and working with colors. We now know that there is more beneath the white coat, and her story is ...

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Hypophosphatasia: A General Dentist’s Experience

Dr. Suham Alexander speaks to Dr. Bob Schroth in this third segment about hypophosphatasia (HPP) and the dental implications and management of patients with this condition. Children with HPP have some definite dental challenges. The developing teeth in these children lack cementum on the roots which leads to premature exfoliation. Additionally, large pulp chambers and irregular dentin and enamel defects increase the extent and risk of caries development. Radiographic tell-tale signs in HPP include: enlarged pulp horns, lower bone height interproximally as well as bony defects. Prudent use of dental radiographs is recommended in these patients as determined on a ...

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The Genetic Foundation of Hypophosphatasia

Dr. Cheryl Greenberg, a pediatrician and geneticist, speaks to Dr. Suham Alexander about the clinical history and manifestations of HPP in her unique patient population in Winnipeg, MB. HPP is over-represented in the Mennonite population in Manitoba due to a “founder” mutation. Highlights HPP is categorized by age of onset: perinatal, infant, juvenile, adult (systemic forms) and odonto-hypophosphatasia (dental form). All patients with HPP must have a low level of alkaline phosphatase. There is a strong genetic basis for the various forms of HPP. There are more than 300 mutations described in the literature. However, one gene is responsible for ...

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Drug Therapy During Pregnancy with Dr. Aviv Ouanounou

Dr. Aviv Ouanounou returns to Oasis Discussions to speak about drug therapy during pregnancy. This presentation is based on an article authored by Drs. Aviv Ouanounou and Dan Haas, from the University of Toronto, in the British Dental Journal in 2016. The article was also selected by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario as a Practice Enhancement and Knowledge (PEAK*) resource for Ontario dentists. *The goal of PEAK is to provide Ontario dentists with key articles on a wide-range of clinical and non-clinical topics from dental literature around the world. Highlights Pregnancy is a special time in a ...

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